Due for release June 30th 2017, Illumination Entertainment have revealed the first trailer for their animation/comedy sequel – Despicable Me 3. Steve Carell returns as the reformed supervillain Gru, who finds himself at odds with the rather 80’s obsessed Balthazar Bratt, voiced by South Park co-creator Trey Parker. Bratt is the main focus of the trailer, coming complete with shoulder pads, Rubiks cube, Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ and the most 80’s hairstyle in the history of mankind.
After the popular previously released films in the series from 2010 and 2013 respectively, the trailer doesn’t appear to bring anything new, but will certainly whet the appetite of any fan and will no doubt be a massive hit at the box office come Spring 2017. And following the rather lacklustre Minions spin-off from last year, fans of the franchise will be anticipating the return of Gru and company. Oddly missing from the trailer however are Gru’s 3 adoptive daughters. Despicable Me – The College Years maybe?
Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3, is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series and a sequel to 2013’s Despicable Me 2.With a voice cast headlined by Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker. Written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the film is being directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Eric Guillon. It is scheduled for release on June 30th, 2017, by Universal Pictures.